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Our podcasts fall into six categories:

  

Church and Culture: how the Church intersects with our U.S. culture

Faith and Family: guidance for the faith development of families

Feastdays and Saints: days of celebration in the Church’s liturgical year

Church Unscripted: what are people on the street saying or thinking about?

How-to: how and why do Catholics do what they do?

Q & A: what you’ve always wanted to know about...

  

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(September 4, 2007)
Praying with Our Children
By Dominic and Ginger Salamida

Dominic (Catechetical Leader, St. Leo's, Hilton) and Ginger share why praying with their children is an integral part of their life as a family. They encourage their children to pray in a variety of ways: the rosary, intercessory prayer, participation in the celebration of the Eucharist, and spontaneous prayer that arises out of their daily lives together.

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(July 27, 2007)
Faithful Citizenship
By Patrick Fox

Patrick Fox, Catechetical Leader & Youth Minister at St. Joseph's Church in Penfield, discusses how faithful citizenship calls Catholics to live as citizens of this country and as stewards of their religious tradition. He explores the responsibility that Catholics have to fully engage in the political process by witnessing to their Catholic heritage and participating in public discourse and dialogue.

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(July 23, 2007)
Natural Family Planning
By Anne Olek and Noelle Pacer

What is NFP?

A down to earth conversation giving factual information for couples to use in making decisions concerning when to have children. Trainers for Couple-to-Couple League and the Creighton Method comment on the truths of Natural Family Planning.

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(July 15, 2007)
How and Why do Catholics Receive the Eucharist?
By David Stosur

Thanksgiving and Community

  

Dr. David Stosur, Associate Professor at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, highlights one's attitude of thanksgiving, acceptance of the gift, how that changes and transforms our lives, and challenges us to be aware of the needs of the community

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(July 6, 2007)
Christian Themes in Spiderman 3
By Brian Carpenter and Dawn Burdick

Spirituality and Spiderman

  

Brian (one of our Seminarians) and Dawn (Youth Minister at St. Mary’s in Canandaigua) have a dialogue on the themes of temptation, decision-making, revenge and forgiveness found in this summer blockbuster and explore how these themes are played out throughout the film.

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(June 29, 2007)
Minute Meditations
By Nancy DeRycke

Got a minute ... for God?

  

Nancy DeRycke, Pastoral Administrator of Church of the Resurrection in Fairport, challenges listeners to give at least one minute of prayer out of each day. She describes practical methods for incorporating the one-minute meditation into one's daily life.

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(June 22, 2007)
The Sacred Heart of Jesus
By Bishop Matthew H. Clark

A reflection on God's love

  

For Bishop Clark the Sacred Heart is a powerful symbol and reminder of the love that God has for us in Jesus Christ. A love that heals, reconciles, restores, saves and refreshes. It is a reminder that the word of God became man and dwelt among us. And he did so in such a fashion that nothing human is foreign or strange to him.

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(June 18, 2007)
Can Family Vacations Be Spiritual Experiences?
By Alice Miller-Nation

Alice describes how she and her husband prepared their family for a trip to Disney World. They created value-based expectations for how their children would be a part of funding and planning for the vacation and how they would share the experience with other family members upon their return. It turned out to be a "great" family vacation.

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(June 3, 2007)
A Conversation on First Communion

What Children and their Parents Have to Say

  

A conversation with some children, and their parents, in the Diocese of Rochester who have just received their First Communion. What communion is, and why they will continue to receive the Eucharist.

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(May 27, 2007)
Thoughts on the Feast of Pentecost
By Fr. Jim Fennessy, Parochial Vicar, Roman Catholic Community of Geneva

On the Feast of Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. When I was discerning about the priesthood people told me to pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance. I did this but kind of figured it was my choice. Then I went on a retreat and learned what it meant to really listen to the Spirit....

  

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(May 20, 2007)
Thoughts on the 7th Sunday of Easter
By Sr. Kay Heverin, SSJ, Pastoral Associate, St. Mary's Church, Rochester

In this Sunday's Gospel Jesus prays for his disciples and for us--"that they may all be one." The unity of which Jesus peaks is not a sameness or lack of diversity. There is wonder and beauty in diversity. Through Jesus we are joined together in love. 

  

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(May 17, 2007)
Reflections on the Feast of the Ascensionof the Lord
By Deacon Claude Lester, Director of Faith Formation, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua

The disciples wondered why the Lord had to leave them and ascend to heaven. They weren't sure they were ready for the job Jesus left them: to "be my witnesses to the ends of the earth." Jesus promised the disciples the same thing he promises us. We have the indwelling of the Spirit and we have one another.

  

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(May 13, 2007)
Thoughts on the 6th Sunday of Easter
By Fr. Tom Mull, Pastor, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua

As we come to the 6th Sunday in Easter we find the readings moving us from the Easter event toward Pentecost. We hear the readings speaking to us about how we are live out the spirit and meaning of Easter in our day-to-day lives. The Gospel reading is taken from Jesus' discourse at the Last Supper. He gives a design for the Church about how we are to live and intermingle with one another.

  

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(May 6, 2007)
Thoughts on the 5th Sunday of Easter
By Deacon Claude Lester, Director of Faith Formation, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua

On this fifth Sunday of the Easter season, as we continue our proclamation of the new Christian communties as described in the Acts of the Apostles. These communites are founded on the preaching of the apostles and are continually being encouraged by them. They are communites of faith and prayer, helped by people such as the elders mentioned in today's reading. The life of these communities is marked by love, joy and the attraction of new members. This Sunday we celebrate the new commandment, the law of love, that Jesus gives us, his disciples.

  

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(April 29, 2007)
Thoughts on the 4th Sunday of Easter
By Sr. Karen Dietz, SSJ, Pastoral Administrator, St. Agnes Church, Avon

Today's readings are from the 4th Sunday of Easter. We continue the message of Easter Sunday, that is that Jesus lived, suffered, died and rose from the dead for us. That's the unique understanding or perspective on this relationship with God that Jesus brings to us. The relationship is one that is unconditional. God is always faithful and promises God's fidelity to us. We are called to strenthen our response to God's grace. We need to recognize the unique voice of God stirring in our hearts and live

  

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(April 22, 2007)
Thoughts on the 3rd Sunday of Easter
By Fr. Jim Fennessy, Parochial Vicar, Roman Catholic Community of Geneva

"If Jesus were to say to us, "Do you love me?", what would we say? Being Christians we would say "yes!" But saying "yes" to the love of Christ is more than just a word. It's a commitment. It leads to action. The early apostles come to know the love of Christ through his resurrection and they could do nothing else but speak of that love to others. By doing so, life was not always easy for them but they could do nothing else. Jesus asks Peter, "Do you love me?", and Peter says "yes" but that "yes" to love comes with a mission. The mission was "feed my sheep..." When we commit to love it's more than just a word. It's who we are. Its' what we do. And that's at the root of evangelization, to take that "yes" to Christ, deepen that love, that commitment within our own hearts. Having done that, that love spills out to the people around us. And as a community, as a group of believers, a people who say "yes" to Christ's love and then go out into the world and serve that world faithfully. It may cause us harm. It may cause us grief. In the end, we can do nothing less. Say "yes" to Christ and commit to that love for the rest of our lives. Happy Easter!

  

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(April 15, 2007)
Thoughts on the 2nd Sunday of Easter
By Fr. Tom Mull, Pastor, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua

"The feast of Easter is such an important week that we celebrate not only the one day, the twenty-four hours of Easter Sunday, but throughout the whole octave of Easter. Today is the 8th day of that octave, known as the 2nd Sunday of Easter and also as Divine Mercy Sunday." Fr. Mull reflects on the meaning of the resurrection appearances of Jesus as described in the scripture readings throughout Easter week. The Church invites us to reflect on the resurrection experiences in our daily lives. Where do we see Jesus raised from the dead?

  

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(April 9, 2007)
Bishop's Thoughts on the Easter Season
By Bishop Matthew H. Clark

In his podcast, the Bishop reflects on the life and love of Jesus as gifts to empower and nurture us.
"They are capable not only of lighting up the darkest places within us but of transforming us ever more deeply to the image and likeness of the Risen Lord who claims us as his own," the Bishop says

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